What you’re discussing has a complex political scene covering it up. Right now it’s smarter to cover up this incident and let the higher officers know. So they know, but that doesn’t mean anything. In times of war, with massive crimes being committed and enemies using ANY means necessary, it’s not a massive surprise that some machines became intelligent with these big computers controlling them. I mean, everyone dabbled with chemical weapons behind their own cover to be ready for anything! (You bomb me, I bomb you)
The Sverdlovsk incident is about suddenly a bunch of factory workers getting really sick and some dying. Highly suspected it was improper handling of anthrax for chemical weapons. Yeah, USSR tried to cover it up, but you can only get so far with covering it up. It’s easy for it to be covered up to civilians, not so much to military intel gatherers. The way Sweden particularly reacted, shutting down FOA 4 (chemical weapon production), you’d guess the whole incident is about chemical weapons
So in a sense, Sweden knows, NATO knows, SR knows and the general public doesn’t. Right now, this intelligence will be delicately handled before they’re letting USA know or maybe Germany… This will be a delicate cover-up and that’s why so far we’re not met with a reaction. If we were met with a reaction (another war in the time of peace), humanity will surely go down guns blazing at each other again. This is most likely why they’ve remained silent and only have done preparations.
We know they’re preparing because of the morse code to Yellow Reindeer.
I will remind with my video and also here - The game tangles GZ’s world with the real world and builds around it to make something that isn’t such a far-fetched fantasy. Multiple events the game mentions real events in a real timeline that imply complex political issues with an island of deadly sentient machines being the most unpredictable element.